by Lisa Becker
First impression while reading the book: too funny! The plot is revealed to the readers in a series of emails between Renee, several of her friends, and the assortment of guys who show interest in her profile on an online dating website. The situations are so realistic and horrifyingly familiar that I just had to laugh in many, many places in this story and wonder how the author managed to dig up the emails from when I was dabbling into the world of online dating.
Mark, Renee's platonic male friend, starts it all by asking her to join the world of internet dating with him. I'm not sure if this stemmed from a buddy system mentatilty or a misery-loves-company scenario. What follow is nothing short of comedic.
A very lighthearted look at the world of dating without too much of the "He loves me, he loves me not" stuff that drives me batty. The author also manages to avoid hypersensitive and over emotional personality types which are prevailant in romance novels. If you love the movie Must Love Dogs you will love this book.